From Everyday to a Glam Tile Inlay



Miss V was a repeat client of ours who had an older home but a penchant for all things beautiful and glamorous. She loved her home but wanted to update some of the spaces to better fit her overall aesthetic. On the first round of renovations we completed for her, we worked on the whole downstairs area. After meeting with her again though, we decided to make improvements in several rooms upstairs, with the largest overhaul taking place in the main bathroom.



Design Rendering (c) Mary TJP Designs


This space, which was limited in size (due to the age of the house) was practical but lacking in design. Together, we put together a plan to maximize the space and create a bathroom that could bring all the beauty and glam our client had been picturing.


"Together, we put together a plan to maximize the space and create a bathroom that could bring all the beauty and glam our client had been picturing."

To bring more square footage to the area, we opened up a closet, joining it to the existing bathroom space and closing off the connection to the bedroom. With this added space, we would be able to add a full walk-in shower suite, complete with a beautiful, stand-alone tub. The added space also allowed for the addition of a double vanity and gave us the opportunity to close off the water closet area, separating it completely from the shower and bath space.





After meeting with Mary, our client decided on a black and white color scheme with some grayish tones. We selected a black stand-alone tub together, black fixtures for the whole space, and tile that brought all the colors in the space together. Since we were bringing two rooms together to form one large bathroom suite, we paid attention to the design details to make sure that the rooms would look as though they had always been one in the same. This was achieved with the addition of a tile rug inlay installed in the bathroom. The first tile rug was installed directly in front of the new double vanity, doubling as a statement design piece upon entering the bathroom. The same design inlay was then repeated on the back wall of the shower and tub area, tying the two spaces together with color and style.




"The first tile rug was installed directly in front of the new double vanity, doubling as a statement design piece upon entering the bathroom. The same design inlay was then repeated on the back wall of the shower and tub area, tying the two spaces together with color and style."

When it came to light fixtures, we tried to keep things simple and elegant. Since the bathroom was limited to 8-foot ceilings, we decided to install recessed lights in order to maximize that space. At the vanity however, we selected some wall mounted lights which fit the design style without taking up too much space overall.





The final details of the bathroom renovation came in the form of storage and entry doors. Having lost one closet space, it was clear that storage would become an important part of this new bathroom. With our carpenter’s help, we built a custom vanity and a floor-to-ceiling storage cabinet, maximizing the use of all available space.





Lastly, the new bathroom was equipped with an elegant set of double pocket doors with frosted glass windows. A soft-close mechanism was even added to the doors, making sure that they would not slam shut. In the end, this space was completely transformed from a small but practical bathroom to a glamorous and stylish bathroom suite full of glam and stylish details.




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